Heather is a teacher-librarian with a passion for maker education and innovation. Previously a school librarian, she is now a Professional Learning Specialist for Mackin Professional Learning.
Heather received her Bachelors in Education in Library Science from Kutztown University in 2010 and then received her Masters Degree in Instructional Technology w/ a concentration in Digital Classrooms from Kutztown University in 2012. Heather also received a graduate certificate in School Administration and Supervision (ISTE Partnership Program) at Johns Hopkins University. Heather thinks she is incredibly funny.
Heather is a Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Star and a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. She is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. She is a Makey Makey Certified Trainer and a littleBits Certified Training Partner. She is a mentor for Year in the Making. Heather serves as an adviser on the Transform Your School Library (TYSL)
initiative, is a Buncee Ambassador
, and a MackinVIA ConnextPert Educator
. She was named the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Leadership Award recipient in 2011. She is the Professional Development chair for ISTE's Librarians Network. She is a member of ALA, AASL, ISTE, ILA, PSLA, and PAECT.
She holds a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in Library Science (K-12), Instructional Technology (K-12), Principal's Certification (K-12) and Middle-Level Mathematics (7-9).
Heather is the mom of two wonderful children and has a wonderful husband. When she is not busy chasing them around, she enjoys watching the Golden Girls, listening to audiobooks, and eating.
Heather has presented at FETC, TCEA, ILA, and ISTE among many other state and regional conferences. To keep up with her latest adventures, follow her blog, heatherlister.com